Onward to 2015!

2014 has swiftly come to a close. I usually get all sentimental and nostalgic about ending a year and onwards to the next, feeling moments of regrets and remorse over things I ought to have done but did not do, but this year, surprisingly, I’m actually happy to end the year and really looking forward to the next one! It’s not because I had a bad year, so bad I want it to end asap, but rather, i think the year has ended on a very good note.

Regrets, well, I have a few, I mean, who doesn’t? We all will have regrets from time to time, but this year, I learnt a more important – to let go. I have found peace within myself, and renewed confidence, as I learn to let go. I learnt to live with what I have, and what I don’t have or never will have. I learnt to let go of internal struggles and let the nurturing voice calm the critical one inside me. I learnt how important it is to just come to acceptance with things around me, and to focus on what can be done next instead of lamenting what I could have done.. I’m still working on these and can’t say I’ve perfected them but it has been a great journey 🙂

I didn’t make big resolutions for 2014, I just told myself to make it the best year yet. I went with that and although I can’t say it really is the best year yet, it had been somewhat peaceful.. and compared to 2013, I think peaceful is good. Peaceful is probably the best I could do for myself given.. so I’m happy!

Other than feeling thankful over these things, 2014 is also coming to a close with big bangs, and I’ve just had exciting things happening one after another in these last 2 weeks of the year. First.. I got that job! Started yesterday and it’s all good and promising at the moment. I am liking what I am learning and seeing, and pretty confident it’s gonna be a great experience 🙂

I went for a concert which I haven’t been to any in a long time! The concert was amazing, and it was nice that the concert had a lot of audience interaction, and it felt like a two-way connection and that’s really wonderful!

I learnt about coffee along with taking photos for the organizer. She’s been a great inspiration to me for this year, so I’m really happy to be able to be there at this first workshop she’s conducting..

There’s also been a lot of time well-spent with family and friends! Finally pulled through a short trip with a long-time friend, and for 21 years we’ve been wanting to go for a trip together but kept failing.. so I’m just glad we finally did it! Though it was just for 2 days, I felt we did a lot.. well, manicure+pedicure, shopping, massage, great food 5 times a day… not too bad right? :p

So Yes! Bring it on 2015! I’m all ready to rock and roll in the new year!
Here’s wishing everyone a wonderful new year ahead! All the best, and let’s all keep writing! 🙂


In my dreams, I envision a place

boracay beach boatsIn my dreams, I envision a place. There I was, with my hand in yours and yours in mind, we walked on the endless coastline of a vast blue sea. There were no noise from the traffic, no neighbours shouting, no endless clutter in the rooms and on the tables to clear. There was nothing else but the vast blue sea, the sound of the incoming waves, and our heartbeats beating as one. There was nothing else except peace.

In my dreams, I envision a place. It’s a cosy living room of an apartment we just bought and starting to furnish. In came our red cushy sofa, and then came our TV. You fixed up the wires while I stuffed the new cushions into their new covers. You excitedly told me the TV is working fine, and I looked across and smiled. For the rest of the afternoon, we laid on the sofa with your arms around me, and sat in contentment.

In my dreams, I envision a place. We were running across a Wonderland! There were excited screams and laughters everywhere, children were pulling their parents along to where they wanted to go. The parade began! Everyone was cheering with delight! The night came and then came the fireworks! The skies brightened with each burst of light, I just watched with awe while you hugged me from behind. At the last burst of fireworks, I looked up at you and smiled, you smiled back and there and then I saw, the love in your eyes.

And In my dreams, I envision a place, we worked hard and worked towards our common goals. We weren’t rich, we weren’t famous, but we had enough. Step by step, little by little, we grew richer in our hearts. We were content, we were in love, and we were at peace.

There is nothing else I’d need.


(For this week’s writing challenge: Build Your Own. Click to read more)